A Rundown of Routine Dental Appointments

It’s about time for your routine dental appointment. You may be wondering what to expect at your six-month appointments. We are more than happy to give you a rundown of your upcoming appointment. Professional Dental Cleaning When you come in to , your teeth will be professionally cleaned of plaque and tartar. These cleanings help… Read more »

Fluoride for Children

Fluoride is a naturally occurring compound in the earth and found in groundwater. Fluorine is element number nine in the periodic table of elements and has been added to the water supply in the US since the 1950s. Since then, fluoride has been a valuable asset in the fight against tooth decay and gum disease… Read more »

A Lost Tooth Can Be Replaced by a Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a dental restoration that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. A tooth replacement with a dental crown connected on either side makes up a dental bridge. The dental crowns are connected to the teeth on either side of the gap to anchor the bridge in place. Do I… Read more »

Treating a Small Cavity With a Dental Filling Can Prevent Further Damage

If you find yourself practicing poor or inconsistent oral hygiene, you could be at an increased risk of many dental health problems, one of the most concerning of these being tooth decay. Without timely treatment, even a minor cavity can develop within the tooth to cause extensive damage. If you receive cavity treatment early, a… Read more »

How to Choose a New Toothbrush

The time has come to get a new toothbrush. As you likely know, it is recommended that you replace your toothbrush about every three to four months. Don’t be sad to part with your toothbrush. Getting a new toothbrush frequently helps your oral hygiene be as effective as possible. If you are unsure how to… Read more »

A Simple Guide to Flossing

Your best dental health begins with brushing and flossing your teeth. Although there are many options for flossing, we recommend that you start with threaded floss to determine if it is compatible with your smile’s needs and capabilities. To help your smile achieve optimal health, Dr. and our team offer the following flossing guidelines: –… Read more »

4 Exciting Ways to Encourage Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

Your child has reached the age that he or she can begin brushing his or her teeth without assistance. But let’s face it—getting your child to brush his or her teeth can be like (pardon the expression) pulling teeth. So how do you get your child excited about dental hygiene? How do you convince them… Read more »

5 Guidelines for Keeping Your Mouth Healthy When You Have Diabetes

Did you know that diabetes can affect the state of your mouth? Diabetes increases your risk for such dental issues as dry mouth, oral thrush, and gum disease. The good news is that these are all preventable, as long as you consistently follow these five guidelines: – Control your blood glucose. Your family doctor has… Read more »

What Do I Do About Tooth Crown Pain?

Are you experiencing discomfort around a new or established dental crown? There are some things you can do at home to alleviate this discomfort. However, you may ultimately need to visit so that Dr. can treat the tooth. What Causes Tooth Crown Pain? There are several things that can cause tooth crown pain, including: –… Read more »

Have a No-Cavity Holiday Season

It may seem early to think about, but the holidays are coming up soon. That means busy times! One added stress you definitely don’t want this holiday season is a cavity. Here are ways to prepare to make sure your teeth stay healthy this holiday season. Brushing: We all know that brushing our teeth is… Read more »